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Solar Project Update

Dec 17, 2018

Construction of the multi-campus solar project is near completion. Electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College Center and will be turned on once the solar systems are operational. Madera Community College Center is the first campus to receive permission to operate from PG & E and was turned on at the start of the fall semester, providing solar power to the campus. Fresno City College has received Permission to Operate (PTO) from PG & E and is fully operational. Reedley College and Clovis Community College are expected to be operational and generating power by mid to late November. The purchase power agreement will enable the district to pay a fixed energy rate over a 20-year period and thereby avoid anticipated escalation of utility rates. Not only will this project save the district approximately $18 million over the next 20 years, it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 171 vehicles off the road each year, or saving more than 912,696 gallons of gas.